Japanese amulet (omamori)

Give Your Love Luck a Boost at These 3 Famous Shrines in Okinawa and Kyushu!

While traveling in Japan, you are bound to come across a shrine regardless of where you are. Be it big or small, old or new, these sacred places of worship are unique in their own ways. These shrines, which are well-known for boosting one’s luck in love or chances of finding a life partner, are…

10 Things to Do on the SL Hitoyoshi, the Sightseeing Train Along Kumamoto

Japan is known for its extensive train network that runs throughout the country. From local trains to the fastest bullet train, each will surely bring you to your destination on time. How about hopping on a sightseeing train down south? Let us take a ride on the SL Hitoyoshi (人吉)! It was as if time…

10 Popular Engimono (Japanese Good Luck Charms) – Better have one at home!

There are different symbols in Japan that people have considered from old ages as a catcher of luck and happiness, wealth, good fortune etc. Most of these beliefs are inherited from Buddhism, Hinduism and from Chinese religions. In Japanese, dreams catchers are said to be “Engimono” (Lucky charms). 1. Koi fish jp.fotolia.com/ The carp or…